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RE: binary files bad idea? why?

From: Eric
Subject: RE: binary files bad idea? why?
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 22:25:27 -0400

At 2:11 PM -0400 7/2/04, Greg A. Woods wrote:
Why is it so damn hard for everyone to keep this simple fact in mind?

Because it is entirely possible to use CVS in a manner where this simply isn't an issue. It is trivial to determine that one is attempting to merge a binary file that is represented as a text file. Once this is noticed, the process should obviously cease as it will not work.

Furthermore, CVS does provide some facilities to use it in a non-concurrent manner adding further protections.

If you know what you are doing and what to expect, clearly using CVS and binary files will never be a problem.

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